Pvt. Cyrus E. Rhoads, (USA)

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Pvt. Cyrus E. Rhoads, (USA)

Birthplace: Perry County, Pennsylvania, United States
Death: September 05, 1901 (64)
Perry County, Pennsylvania, United States
Place of Burial: Marysville, Perry County, Pennsylvania, United States
Immediate Family:

Son of George Rhoads and Margaret Rhoads
Husband of Malinda Rhoads and Anna Rhoades/Rhoads
Brother of Pvt. James Rhoads, (USA); Pvt. Joseph W Rhoads, (USA); George Washington Rhoades/Rhoads Sr.; Pvt. John Henry Rhoads, (USA) and Margaret Jane Harrold

Managed by: Lawrence Wayne Rhoades/Rhoads
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About Pvt. Cyrus E. Rhoads, (USA)

Cyrus was the son of George Rhoads and Margaret McLaughlin Rhoads; husband of Malinda Epdegraff Rhoads; father of George, Cyrus, Joseph and Carrie; and brother of James, Joseph, George, John and Margaret Jane.

Cyrus was born in Rye Township, Perry County, Pennsylvania. He was the second of six children.

On August 7, 1862, Cyrus Rhoads enlisted with the army in New Cumberland and five days later mustered in Harrisburg with Co. H, 130th Pa Infantry, at the rank of private. He was shot in the upper right thigh at the battle of Antietam on September 17, 1862, and reached the hospital at Harrisburg six days later. The bullet had fractured the femur, which usually meant amputation. In this case, surgeons were able to knit the bone together but the result was that his right leg was then shorter than the left. He was discharged on a surgeon's certificate on March 7, 1863.

When Malinda died in August 1867, they had 4 children. The oldest was only 8 years old. In the 1880 Census, Cyrus is listed with a wife named Louisa and five children. Two of the five children, George and Carrie, were from his first marriage. The other three were Mary, Catherine and Leah. Two of these three girls (Mary Jane and Katie) were living with Cyrus when the 1900 Census was taken.

Cyrus was a member of the Grand Army of the Republic (GAR). A GAR star is located on the ground, next to his gravestone. Cyrus worked as a laborer for the Pennsylvania railroad.

On August 14, 1896 Cyrus married Love Wentz. They lived in a house on North Main Street in Marysville, along the banks of the Susquehanna River.* Reference: Find A Grave Memorial - SmartCopy: Mar 8 2023, 3:33:34 UTC

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Pvt. Cyrus E. Rhoads, (USA)'s Timeline

March 8, 1837
Perry County, Pennsylvania, United States
September 5, 1901
Age 64
Perry County, Pennsylvania, United States
Chestnut Grove Cemetery,, Marysville, Perry County, Pennsylvania, United States